The Federal Reserve said during its first meeting of the year on Wednesday that it would leave interest rates near zero.
The Small Business Administration said Tuesday that it has approved more than 400,000 loans worth about $35 billion through the Paycheck Protection Program.
The rise in orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, followed much stronger increases of 1.2% November and 1.8% in October, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
President Biden's push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of a broader coronavirus relief package could be a "death knell" for businesses still reeling from the pandemic, according to a new study published this week.
For millions of Americans who did not receive their second coronavirus stimulus check, there's a quick fix: Claim the missing money when you file your 2020 tax return.
More than 8 million Americans fell into poverty over the past six months as social safety measures put into place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic expired, according to a new study published this week.
The auto industry’s quickening shift to electric cars is spurring investment in another emerging industry in the U.S.: manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for those vehicles.
The global economy is poised for a strong recovery from the coronavirus pandemic in 2021, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
Yellen is the first woman to have led the U.S. central bank.
The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen, the former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, as Treasury secretary on Friday afternoon, putting into place a battle-tested economist who will help implement the Biden administration's plan to prop up the nation's pandemic-scarred economy.
Senate Democrats may rely on a powerful procedural tool to pass the $1.9 trillion measure using their slimmest-possible majority.
The stock market is in a bubble that's being fueled by U.S. policy on coronavirus stimulus, Bank of America economists warned in a note to clients.
The company also said it presumed it would continue to make progress in negotiations with theater landlords over lease payments.
A bipartisan group of senators balked at the size of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal during a call with White House officials on Sunday, raising concerns that the measure provides too much money to high-income Americans.
The Fed spent 2020 combating the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic with interest-rate cuts, bond purchases and emergency lending programs.
Domestic-purchase plans put other governments on alert, causing concern that their companies would be excluded from the U.S.'s huge government-procurement market when Washington is making massive investments to fight the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The proportion of homeowners postponing mortgage payments had been falling steadily from June to November, an indication that people were returning to work and the economy was beginning to recover. But the decrease has largely flattened since November, when the current wave of coronavirus cases surged in communities across the country.
President Biden chose Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island, as his commerce secretary.
Republicans called for her to work with them in developing economic policies.
Here's everything you need to know about your taxes and the stimulus checks.